The Anti-Cellulite Diet and Exercise Plan

Cellulite Quick Facts

Most women want to get rid of cellulite as quickly as possible. Unfortunately there are no magical cures when it comes to cellulite. You can't wish it away (though that would be great). You can't take a pill and help cellulite disappear. Sensibly speaking, some women are more prone to cellulite than others. There are even rail thin women that have cellulite. Yes it is unfair. Fortunately there are many things you can do to improve your overall appearance and self-esteem. How healthy you are and feel from the inside out is more important than how much cellulite you have.

Most women assume that cellulite results from too much fat. This is only partially true (remember, even skinny women have cellulite). Here are some facts you should know about cellulite before embarking no a cellulite conquering diet and exercise plan.
  1. Every one probably has a little cellulite even top models.
  2. Doctors and researchers alike have no idea how to 'cure' cellulite. If they did no woman would have cellulite.
  3. Researchers aren't exactly certain why some people get more cellulite than others.
  4. More women than men have trouble with cellulite. (Again, unfair but true). This has to do with the way fat lays under our skin cells.
  5. Certain factors can contribute to cellulite including your diet, overall health, hormone levels, genetics and even your lifestyle.

Fighting Cellulite With Diet
Exercise alone won't help you combat cellulite. You have to eat a healthy diet. Remember, cellulite is a reflection of the fat you have in your body. If you have more fat you are more likely to have cellulite than if you are leaner. That said a healthy diet can help combat cellulite build up. It can also improve your self-esteem, energy levels and overall mood.

Certain foods are useful for cleansing the body and removing waste products and toxins. Others help improve the flow of oxygen and blood through the body and this may also affect the appearance of cellulite. Foods that help combat cellulite include:
  • High fiber foods including fruits and vegetables.
  • Vitamins and minerals. Your body may not get all the vitamins and minerals you need from diet alone. Consider taking a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement to cover your bases.
  • Foods that contain phytochemicals and antioxidants. These substances help cleanse the body and combat free radicals. Free radicals are substances that reduce our health and can contribute to wrinkling, fat build up and more. Excellent food choices include dark green leafy vegetables and fruits.

Exercise And Cellulite
Exercise will not completely eliminate cellulite. Exercise will however improve your overall health and well-being. If combined with a healthy diet however, you may lose extra weight and improve your muscle strength. This may help improve the appearance of and reduce the amount of cellulite in your body. You should aim to exercise at least 3-4 days every week for 20-30 minutes. Vigorous exercise also helps improve blood circulation and gets oxygen pumping to various parts of our body.

Anti-Cellulite Creams And Potions
You are probably wondering if anticellulite creams and potions work. Most products that purportedly combat cellulite contain a combination of ingredients including caffeine, antioxidants and retinol. These products may help reduce the appearance of any cellulite deposits you have in your body temporarily. They will not magically cure cellulite however. There is little scientific proof backing many anticellulite products on the market today.

Learning To Love Your Cellulite
For some reason in times of old cellulite was the norm. Women flaunted their dimpled figures. Today women feel ashamed to walk around if they have some cellulite. Truthfully however more than 70% of women have cellulite. If you are one of the lucky few that do not, congratulations. Most of us do. It is normal and there is nothing wrong with it. If you are overweight, you will benefit from a diet and exercise program that helps reduce the total amount of overall fat in your body. If you routinely exercise however, strength train and are fit, it's much wiser to come to terms with a little dimpling. No one is perfect after all.

Does the future hold a cure for cellulite? Maybe. Scientists are continually working to develop products that will help eliminate cellulite in the future. By the time that happens however, it is quite possible that cellulite will once again be considered 'in'. I for one am just going to pretend however that cellulite is in now. I eat well, exercise and am a very healthy weight. That does not mean I have no cellulite. Oh well. There are worse things in life than a little jiggle!